Research

From time to time, The Brewers Association of Australia may partner with reputable, independent organisations to add to the knowledge base across a raft of issues…

Excise Duties on Beer: Australia in International Perspective (Updated February 2020)(PDF 129.2 kb)

Economist Prof Kym Anderson AC updates his August 2019 research comparing beer tax around the world. The February 2020 analysis of Australia compared with the advanced economies of the OECD and EU takes into account the ATOs latest CPI hike, showing Australia, at $2.26 per litre, is the fourth highest beer taxed nation. We then pay another 10% GST on top of everything, including the beer tax. It also automatically increases every six months…

Excise Duties on Beer: Australia in International Perspective – Revised August 2019(PDF 281.3 kb)

Economist Prof Kym Anderson AC updates his May 2019 research comparing beer tax around the world. The August 2019 analysis of Australia compared with OECD and EU countries take into account the ATOs latest CPI hike, showing Australia, at $2.23 per litre, is now just 1 cent behind Finland ($2.24 per litre) as the third highest beer taxed nation on earth…

Excise Duties on Beer: Australia in International Perspective – May 2019(PDF 223.0 kb)

Economist Prof Kym Anderson AC updates his 2014 research comparing beer tax around the world. The 2019 analysis of Australia compared with OECD and EU countries, shows Aussies pay many times the rates of others and the highest proportion of our incomes in beer tax. Our beer tax is the fourth highest in the world. We then pay another 10% GST on top of everything, including the beer tax. It is also automatically increased every six months…

Alcohol-related Emergency Department Presentations(PDF 609.5 kb)

In December 2018, Deloitte Access Economics completed the first-ever comprehensive analysis of Emergency Department presentations in Australia. Deloitte not only drilled down into the aggregated data on Alcohol and Other Drugs provided by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, but made a special data request of the AIHW to gather ED hospital data from every State and Territory Health Department…